Parenting & family

Calling all entries for the Britmums carnival

January 3, 2014

  Happy New Year to you all from Singapore! 21st Century Mummy is very excited to be hosting the Britmums Carnival for the very first time AND it’s the first one of 2014. The theme is New Year. It can be anything from how you celebrated/didn’t celebrate NYE (or how you coped with your kids […]

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Is it wrong to let your kids think Santa is real?

December 1, 2013

I love Christmas, in fact it’s my favourite time of year, whether I spend it the UK or here in Singapore, or anywhere else in the world. My kids get so excited about Santa coming to deliver presents and to hear their shrieks when they first see the mountain of presents under the tree on […]

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21stCM recommends: Personalised video messages from Santa

November 27, 2013

  21st Century Mummy is a huge fan of the PNP Portable North Pole personalised video message from Santa. If you’re one of the few who doesn’t know what they are, these video messages are genius (and they’re free). It is like your kids getting a letter from Santa, only a thousand times better. The videos […]

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Kids and balconies, a terrifying combination

November 18, 2013

Not only do parents who live in condos have to worry about their children falling into swimming pools, they also have to worry about them falling off balconies and out of windows. Too many times have I heard on the news about children falling to their death from balconies in condos, especially in Singapore, Hong Kong […]

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Melbourne Cup party aftermath

November 7, 2013

              The Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is a big day in the expat community in Singapore (thanks to the big Australian contingent over here), and a surprising number of events are held on the island. This year I went along to the ANZA Melbourne Cup event. For those of […]

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Find of the week: a luxury advent calendar for beauty addicts

October 14, 2013

It’s that time of year already… Every year I put together a post featuring the best and most unique advent calendars out there. There are some absolutely gorgeous ones for kids and adults. This luxury Selfridges Christmas advent calendar gets a special mention because I am a self-confessed beauty junkie. It sold out in an […]

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Why flying with kids might now get a whole lot easier…

September 3, 2013

    …If you with fly Etihad Airways that is. The airline has just announced a dedicated in-flight ‘Flying Nanny’ service. Flying with babies and young children is not easy. A long haul flight with young children is a test of endurance. Keeping them entertained, walking them up and down the aisle when they’re upset […]

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Yummy mummies, revamp your wardrobe with Chic Stash

August 25, 2013

    We all know how glamorous everyone is in Singapore. It never ceases to amaze me how glammed up people get just to go to the malls. I often throw on a posh frock to go to the cinema – because pre-movie martinis at the Hyatt, or somewhere equally swanky, are a must. Even […]

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12 ways to entertain kids indoors and escape the Haze

June 21, 2013

The Haze has turned to smog, you can even taste the smoke in the air. Kids should be kept inside, but we all know that can be a nightmare. If you want to avoid them turning into horrible little monsters, here’s a few things you can do to entertain your kids indoors.

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How NOT to travel with kids

May 3, 2013

  It’s surprisingly easy to get it wrong when travelling with kids, regardless of whether or not you think you are a seasoned or expert traveller, as my recent trip to Borneo highlighted. You’d think I’d have learnt by now as we do a lot of travelling, even more so now we’re expats in Singapore, […]

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